3.20.2009

Luke 8-11

Great reading today! Seemed like the overarching theme was preparing and sending the disciples. Two passages stuck out to me -- for different reasons.

Luke 9:2 (ESV)
...and he sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.

As I read that I thought, we do a lot of proclaiming the Kingdom, but I wonder how much healing we do? I'm confidant that our proclaiming would be more effective if we were more concerned with helping individuals heal.

This next passage stuck out because it's so stinkin' funny. Jesus is letting the Pharisees have it by telling them in several different ways, "Woe to you..." because of your hypocrisy. There are lawyers present also and one speaks up. Jesus' response is priceless!

Luke 11:45-46 (ESV)
One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also." And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also!..."

I think Jesus missed the sensitivity training day in seminary!